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Food News: Wine Dinners, Festivals, & New Restaurants

Food News: Wine Dinners, Festivals, & New Restaurants
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The Butcher Shop Hosts Wine Dinner

The Butcher Shop is having their first ever wine dinner on Monday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m., featuring wines from the Joel Gott portfolio. This will be a 4-course meal of special, off-menu selections with each course paired with a wine selection. Seating is limited. To reserve your space, call the restaurant at 501-312-2748. The cost is $60 (plus tax and gratuity). It looks like the menu is going to include a shrimp appetizer, wedge salad, filet, and cheesecake.

New Brewing in Amity

Slate Rock Brewing opened in Amity–which is about 1.5 hours away from Little Rock–in April. According to the Facebook page, normal business hours are Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Seems like it might be a nice weekend, day trip to head down there, grab a couple beers, then swing over to Deluca’s in Hot Springs for some pizza. I’m just saying.

East Village Street Food Jam

The inaugural East Village Street Food Jam will be held on the lawns of the Clinton Presidential Center on Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Expect to see plenty of live music and food trucks, including Almost Famous, Beaver Tails, Bryant’s BBQ, Count Porkula, Kyleigh’s Lemonade Stand, Loblolly Creamery, Say Cheese Handcrafted Sandwiches, Slader’s Alaskan Dumpling Co., Sweet Tea Kitchen and Coffee Spot. Live music will begin at 3 p.m. and with artists including The Salty Dogs, The Going Jessies, and Rodney Block/Black Superman. And the best part?? All the food trucks will be using electrical outlets versus generators … meaning you can enjoy the music. Tickets are $5 and will be available for purchase both before the event and at the gate. Children ages 5 and under may enter for free.

Patio on Park Hill is Back … With Extended Hours

Patio on Park Hill is set for Thursday, May 24 from 5-10 p.m. at Lakehill Shopping Center. The event includes food trucks, vendors, and music.Entry fee is $3, Kids 12 and under are free. Proceeds benefit the non-profit organization Park Hill Business and Merchants Association (PHBMA). For more details on live music performers, click here.

A Couple Restaurants Seem Close to Opening

As I peruse Facebook, it looks like a few restaurants are getting close to opening. Keep at eye out for Ira’s in downtown and Sauce(d) off Rodney Parham (near Petit & Keet).

Festivals & Cook-Offs Galore!

You know it’s that time of year in Little Rock … festivals and outdoor events. The temps are still mild, so what better way to celebrate this great weather than with music, food, and drink? Here are a few festivals coming down the pike (just click the links for more details):¬† 2018 Great Arkansas Beer Festival, Greek Food Festival, 14th Annual Doublebee’s Buzz B-Q, Taste of the Rock, and Craw’n for the Zoo & Catfish Too.